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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
Meet some of our local staff
Greater Des Moines Board of Directors
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help Us
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
Volunteer Opportunities

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Find Us
Regional Office
5000 Westown Parkway Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA  50266
phone: (515) 414-3200
fax: (515) 221-7994


Accepting Nominations for  the Judy Willis Volunteer of the Year and From the Heart Awards!
Judy Willis was passionate about her community and was dedicated to helping others. She was Chair of the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball and Go Red for Women® Luncheon. She was a quiet leader but knew how to light up a room. Through the Volunteer of the Year Award, we honor Judy Willis for her kindness and compassion, for her time and resources, and for the lasting impact she made in the Des Moines community furthering the mission of the American Heart Association.

Nominate a volunteer for the Judy Willis Volunteer of the Year award 
  • From the Heart Award: The From the Heart Award recognizes an individual in Central Iowa’s Medical Community whose achievements, advocacy, philanthropy and civic efforts have improved the lives of Iowans and Americans. The award is presented to the recipient each year at the Des Moines Heart Ball. 

Selection Criteria for the From the Heart Award include:
  • The individual must be a licensed or retired medical professional in the state of Iowa.
  • The individual must symbolize the integrity and values of the American Heart Association.
  • Accomplishments can include activities conducted on a division, affiliate or national level with the American Heart Association.
  • The individual must demonstrate a distinguished contribution of lasting and continuing nature to the mission of the American Heart Association – Building Healthier Lives Free of Cardiovascular  Diseases and Stroke.  

How We Help You in Iowa

Des Moines Heart Ball
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines, IA
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Kim Hanken

2017 Des Moines Heart Walk
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Carrie Mueller or Lindsay Eastin